Perfect example of a foreigner from a 3rd world country who could be doing more good for her people back home, albeit within a neighbouring land, than plying her trade in the West. Why in the world should her denying valuable services for her own people, be championed? Honestly, there is a vast disconnect here, all in the name of ”multiculturalism”.
The Finnish Refugee Council chose the Afghan-born doctor and mother of five as Refugee Woman of the Year back in 2012. Previous to this, Rahim had worked as a physician in a refugee camp. She obtained her license to practice medicine in Finland in 2007. Currently she is working as a doctor in Seinäjoki, western Finland.
Looking back at her time as Refugee Woman of the Year, Rahim says the appointment gave her lots of opportunities to help refugees in Finland. She encourages her followers to be active, and says that many people are interested to hear the story of the Refugee Woman of the Year.
“I got lots of invitations to different kinds of events, where I could tell people about being a refugee and war, and about the kinds of problems refugees face that they cannot solve themselves,” Rahim remembers.
Over the year, she also became more familiar with different kinds of cultures.
“I’ve learnt a lot, got acquainted with other cultures, and I’ve been able to tell others about my own [culture]. I’m happy about that opportunity,” Rahim says.